PHP Belfast: What's new in Laravel 5 - and Lightning Sessions

Whats New with Laravel 5
January 2015 saw the release of the eagerly anticipated Laravel 5 framework, which comes bundled with a whole host of new features. Exploring some of the more interesting features, we’ll discuss how Laravel is deliberately trying to challenge developers to think harder about their architecture to create better applications.

Over the course of his career, @MinusDarren has been lucky enough to work with some of the largest companies in Northern Ireland, delivering a mix of digital strategy and hands-on web solutions. In August 2014, he co-founded MINUS40, a new Belfast-based digital agency, where he acts as CTO.

Did you fix a problem recently? did you fix a bug, find a new (to you) useful library on github, maybe you discovered a cool jQuery plugin that saved you 2 days of development.... Thing is - everybody knows something, everybody can share something. It is the collective sharing that makes a community stronger.

We're opening the floor for 5-10min talks to anyone that can bring along an idea. Send us a tweet to @phpbelfast with your #TenMinTalk title so we can get a running order for the evening.

To find us, head in the main entrance to the University of Ulster (Belfast Campus) on York Street. More directions can be found at:

Once inside someone you’re there for PHPBelfast, they’ll give you access and directions to the room. You need to go up to floor C in the lift, turn left out of the lift, 82C02 is the first corridor on the right.

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